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Rivqa Rafael Rivqa Rafael i(8431876 works by)
Gender: Female
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Australian author of speculative fiction. In 2016, she was based in London.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Whom My Soul Loves 2019 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Strange Horizons , 11 November 2019;
2020 winner Ditmar Awards Best Short Story
The Day Girl 2019 2019 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Escape Pod 2005-;
2019 shortlisted The Woollahra Digital Literary Award Fiction
y separately published work icon Mother of Invention Australia : Twelfth Planet Press , 2018 12913318 2018 anthology short story essay

'An ambitious anthology from award-winning Australian publishing house Twelfth Planet Press, Mother of Invention will feature diverse, challenging stories about gender as it relates to the creation of artificial intelligence and robotics.

'From Pygmalion and Galatea to Frankenstein, Ex Machina and Person of Interest, the fictional landscape so often frames cisgender men as the creators of artificial life, leading to the same kinds of stories being told over and over. We want to bring some genuine revolution to the way that artificial intelligence stories are told, and how they intersect with gender identity, parenthood, sexuality, war, and the future of our species. How can we interrogate the gendered assumptions around the making of robots compared with the making of babies? Can computers learn to speak in a code beyond the (gender) binary?

'If necessity is the mother of invention, what exciting AI might come to exist in the hands of a more diverse range of innovators?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 winner Ditmar Awards Best Artwork Likhain, for cover illustration.
2019 winner Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
2019 joint winner Norma K. Hemming Award Long Work
2018 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology Division
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